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Title: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: ANALOGUE on Feb 26, 2005 at 07:58 AM
help! any ideas where i can get this title? dvd, vcd or even vhs copy will be ok... kahit na siguro film reel...  i need it "desperately", don't ask why... salamat!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: cineaste on Mar 01, 2005 at 11:07 PM
It's so tragic.  This great film will probably never make it to dvd  :'(

In the meantime, we are all assualted by those bad flicks that make it to the vcd/dvd market.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: av_phile1 on Mar 03, 2005 at 03:47 PM
This is perhaps the best Pinoy film I've seen at that time.  I would love to get a good DVD copy of this. 
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: trojan7 on Jun 20, 2005 at 10:38 PM
I want this on DVD too!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: keating on Jun 22, 2005 at 07:23 PM
This is perhaps the best Pinoy film I've seen at that time.  I would love to get a good DVD copy of this. 

You said it man....... :)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: Mo®pHeOu$ on Jun 22, 2005 at 07:52 PM
;D ;D ;D

yep...great movie.  hope they release a DVD copy of great movies like this one!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: keating on Mar 16, 2008 at 10:07 AM
Its now on Star Cinema's schedule to release this great classic in the future but they are having second thoughts since baka sangkatutak na naman ang magrereklamo at magmamagaling  like what happened with the release of HIMALA since they can only depend on the umatic transfer that they had.

They were looking for the best copy from Road Runner which painstakingly cleaned the master print during its 20th anniversary at Greenbelt Cinema but Road Runner lost their copy. The correct chronological order was finished at last!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: Mr. Hankey on Mar 16, 2008 at 10:49 AM
Its now on Star Cinema's schedule to release this great classic in the future but they are having second thoughts since baka sangkatutak na naman ang magrereklamo at magmamagaling  like what happened with the release of HIMALA since they can only depend on the umatic transfer

There's a big difference between "nagmamagaling" and people who actually KNOW what they're talking about when it comes to appropriate picture quality for DVD releases they'll be paying for.

keating, who made that comment? Malou Santos is a very good personal friend of mine, and I will tell her directly that apparently, her employees are condescending and sarcastic when given constructive criticism.

And please tell your source that the worst thing about their Himala release wasn't the shoddy picture quality. It's that they didn't give a teaser on the back cover - they gave the whole d**n story, all the way to the ENDING. I don't think there's any other legitimate DVD releasing company in the world that would be that irresponsible with spoilers. Now that's something very wrong with their release that they can't blame on their U-matic transfer.

Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: keating on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:16 AM
I guess it would depend really on the available source that they had. I didn't say that you were nagmamagaling, Mr. Hankey.

But I think both sides have their points to ponder. If you will trace Oro's history it would be epic scale and long process also from the time it was conceived from the ECP days. And I even suggested to my source that let Mondo Video buy the rights of the film so that it would be release in excellent manner just like Elwood Perez' SILIP.

My point also is...... instead of ranting we should be thankful that these classic films are now beginning to see the light of dvd format.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: blackie on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:30 AM
The top floor of fully booked at High Street has some Filipino videos.  Not sure if they carry the film you are looking for though.  The one I can remember off the top of my head are other Lino Brocka films.

Happy Hunting :)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: Mr. Hankey on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:31 AM
Even if you're thankful, as I was, it's completely appropriate to talk about the product's quality. That's everyone's right as a consumer, right?

And it's what keeps these forums alive.  ;D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: keating on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:34 AM
Yes, I guess so.

And I can't divulge my source since its unethical on my part. But they are listening definitely.  ;D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: av_phile1 on Mar 16, 2008 at 12:54 PM

They were looking for the best copy from Road Runner which painstakingly cleaned the master print during its 20th anniversary at Greenbelt Cinema but Road Runner lost their copy. The correct chronological order was finished at last!

Just like that?  They lost the copy and they weren't sued?  ;D  How could they lose a copy?  Was their hard drive containing the cleaned digital master erased? 

If that digital master fell into the hands of pirates, there should already be bootleg copies of Oro.  But I don't see any in the stalls I visit. 

Did they have the prints telecined in 1080p or higher, digitally cleaned frame by frame and audio-remastered into 5.1 DTS-MasterAudio for subsequent high def release and digital theater release?   I believe they should have as that would also allow for standard DVD release.   They should be doing that for at least the top 20 pinoy films. And OPM is one of them that will stand out for generations.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: keating on Mar 16, 2008 at 04:00 PM
Its definitely not on 5.1 DD but the video quality was near perfect during its 20th Anniv. screening, colors are alive and vibrant minus the subtitles. It was probably erased from their hard drive or they didn't make a back-up at all.

The fault should also go to that s**tty LVN technician who reproduced the master print by splicing the film master and editing it by himself causing Peque to walked out during the screening at World Cinema Centennial celebration in Sm Megamall back in the 90's. That print was the one being aired at Cinema One.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: av_phile1 on Mar 16, 2008 at 10:34 PM
Its definitely not on 5.1 DD but the video quality was near perfect during its 20th Anniv. screening, colors are alive and vibrant minus the subtitles. It was probably erased from their hard drive or they didn't make a back-up at all.

What amateurs!! ???  Were the people involved fired?  They should be.  This is clear evidence and an indictment of the immaturity and thoughtlessness of many in the local film industry.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: cicconeguy on Mar 18, 2008 at 11:53 PM
Its now on Star Cinema's schedule to release this great classic in the future but they are having second thoughts since baka sangkatutak na naman ang magrereklamo at magmamagaling  like what happened with the release of HIMALA since they can only depend on the umatic transfer that they had.

They were looking for the best copy from Road Runner which painstakingly cleaned the master print during its 20th anniversary at Greenbelt Cinema but Road Runner lost their copy. The correct chronological order was finished at last!

u-matic tape ang source ng dvd ng himala? wala ba sila nung master negative nung pelikula? kasi di ba nag-auction dati ang ecp ng lahat ng films nila (na nabili ng abs). hindi ba mismong master negative ang ibinenta? kung hndi, nasaan yung master negative?

naitanong ko lang ito kasi, nung ipinalabas ulit yung tinimbang ka ngunit kulang sa isang film restrospective, may nagbanggit (si nick deocampo yata) na ang bagong print na ipapalabas noon ay courtesy ng ccp. ibig sabihin, nakapag-print sila ng bago. inisip ko, meron pa sigurong master negative ito o kaya may sapat na pera ang ccp (kung sakaling mahal ang pagprint ng bago.)

kung merong master negatives ang mga pelikula ng ecp (at pati ang ibang prod outfit tulad ng regal, lvn at sampaguita), bakit puro mga gasgas na existing positive prints ang ipinapalabas nila sa retrospectives (at re-runs sa tv) at ginagamit sa dvd/vcd transfers?

isa pa. noong ipinalabas sa cinemax a few years ago yung madrasta at bata bata (part ng asian series nila), ang linaw ng kopya. parang sa foreign film. kaya excited ako nung bilhin yung dvds baka sakaling ganito rin ang kulay. pero hindi.

pasensya na po. ang haba na nito. sana may sumagot. tagal na kasing palaisipan ito sa akin e.  ;D


Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: riverfan on Mar 19, 2008 at 08:44 PM
Sana magrelease pa ng iba pang ECP films and Star Video. Yan ang aking munting hiling.

Timely, ang HIMALA. Perfect for the Holy Week.  ;D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: dalubhasa1980 on Apr 28, 2008 at 06:04 PM
Napadaan ako sa Eugenio Lopez Jr. (ELJ) Center, ABS-CBN Compound

At nakabili ako ng DVD ng Oro, Plata, Mata

Star Home Video release ito

Kailangang makauwi na para ma-testing.

Sa mga gustong magkaroon ng kopya....

Sugod na. Bili na kayo.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: AICRAG on Apr 28, 2008 at 06:18 PM
gusto ko nyan!  sana lumabas sa stores
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: Dan on Apr 28, 2008 at 06:23 PM
Napadaan ako sa Eugenio Lopez Jr. (ELJ) Center, ABS-CBN Compound

At nakabili ako ng DVD ng Oro, Plata, Mata


OH MY GAD :o Post a review naman! How's the PQ and SQ?
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: Mr. Hankey on Apr 28, 2008 at 07:38 PM
Oh my GOD is right!

Hanggang anong oras sila bukas?
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata where do i find thee?
Post by: av_phile1 on Apr 28, 2008 at 10:09 PM
Napadaan ako sa Eugenio Lopez Jr. (ELJ) Center, ABS-CBN Compound

At nakabili ako ng DVD ng Oro, Plata, Mata

Star Home Video release ito

Kailangang makauwi na para ma-testing.

Sa mga gustong magkaroon ng kopya....

Sugod na. Bili na kayo.

Do tell us about it.  ;D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Dan on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:58 AM
It's a full screen, 2 channel stereo release on a DVD9 disc. The picture quality isn't as ugly as Himala, but they haven't really cleaned anything up. Scratches, reel change marks (and transitions), and dust particles galore! But none of the ugly film-imprinted subs. The English subtitles can be turned on and off and sometimes they skip over a few lines of dialog.

I've only watched halfway through it but it seems like the editing has no issues. These came up during the first 30 minutes of the movie, right? The party scenes and some from the mountain hideaway? At least that's what I remember from when I viewed the "incorrectly edited" film reels back in 1997.

It's not the Oro I was hoping for. But whatever ABS-CBN has right now, based on the DVD copy, is a good, clean print they can start "real" restoration on. Here's hoping they do the right thing and release a future enhanced version.

Anyway, here's some screen grabs:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/dandi23/Journal%20Show-Offs/OPM1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/dandi23/Journal%20Show-Offs/OPM2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/dandi23/Journal%20Show-Offs/OPM3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/dandi23/Journal%20Show-Offs/OPM4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/dandi23/Journal%20Show-Offs/OPM5.jpg)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: wedge on Apr 29, 2008 at 10:36 AM
Are there any more copies on the store where you bought it? I'm having my friend get it for me dyan sa Pinas. Thanks!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Dan on Apr 29, 2008 at 11:54 AM
Yuh, there were a couple of them on the shelf in front of Astro Robinsons Place Ermita. But it should be in wide distribution on all stores (Astro and Odyssey etc.) judging by how Himala was also distributed across all DVD stores in the city.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: av_phile1 on Apr 29, 2008 at 02:50 PM
Will wait for the widescreen remastered version.  Hopefully it will be released in my lifetime.  ;D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Dan on Apr 29, 2008 at 03:30 PM
Was there ever a widescreen version? I seem to remember it stuck to the 1.33:1 ratio, if I'm not mistaken...  ???
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Mr. Hankey on Apr 29, 2008 at 04:55 PM
Just a quick note on this thread - it's a bit cheaper to buy this (and other Star Cinema releases) at the ABS-CBN compound than at Astro/Odyssey. This sells for 299 at Astro vs. 260 at ABS-CBN. In case you live or work in the area...

For a local release of a film this old, I think the picture quality is excellent, dust and debris noted. Much, much better than Himala and Manila By Night.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: keating on Apr 29, 2008 at 07:52 PM
Was there ever a widescreen version? I seem to remember it stuck to the 1.33:1 ratio, if I'm not mistaken...  ???

No widescreen version. Even the one with original subs shown at the MIFF in 1983 its in 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Its good that they finally release it on dvd format.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Dan on Apr 29, 2008 at 08:05 PM
Then we take what we get. Yay!

I watched this only halfway last night. Time to finish it tonight!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: viperkid on Apr 30, 2008 at 01:29 AM
I hope Astrovision Bacolod has a copy.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: keating on Apr 30, 2008 at 07:35 PM
Then we take what we get. Yay!

I watched this only halfway last night. Time to finish it tonight!

Dan, was the film in chronological order? And the foreplay between Maya Valdes and Robert Antonio in the falls included?  ;)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Dan on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:42 PM
Dan, was the film in chronological order? And the foreplay between Maya Valdes and Robert Antonio in the falls included?  ;)

Yuf. Talagang tinutukan ko (the chronological order, not the... never mind  ;D )! I'm not sure about the foreplay, though. Just them getting ready by the falls, then deretso na sa seksssssss  ;D

In my opinion, the foreplay was at the bahay kubo while Jo was stitching up the soldiers  :o
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: riverfan on May 01, 2008 at 01:38 PM
this is great news... will drop by ASTRO today. Hopefully, they have it already.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: rse on May 01, 2008 at 02:02 PM
What's the running time of the most complete copy that exists?  The one they have on TFC Now is 3 hrs 14 minutes: http://now.abs-cbn.com/moviedetails.aspx?epid=16749

Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Mr. Hankey on May 01, 2008 at 03:35 PM
What's the running time of the most complete copy that exists?  The one they have on TFC Now is 3 hrs 14 minutes: http://now.abs-cbn.com/moviedetails.aspx?epid=16749

Same. 194 mins.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2008 at 04:52 PM
Who's the guy they got to dub over Joel Torre again?
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: juanch on May 01, 2008 at 05:09 PM
Yay, I'll buy my copy later this week  :D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: pyeponce on May 01, 2008 at 06:06 PM
just got a copy at Astro megamall for P299. :)

any news if  Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag will also be released on DVD?

Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: keating on May 01, 2008 at 07:27 PM
What's the running time of the most complete copy that exists?  The one they have on TFC Now is 3 hrs 14 minutes: http://now.abs-cbn.com/moviedetails.aspx?epid=16749



The most complete one was Peque's copy with original subtitles translated by Joey Reyes. Its grainy, needs to be clean painstakingly.

Don't know the exact running time, though.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: juanch on May 03, 2008 at 09:00 AM
Finally got my copy from ABS  :D

Though the print is marred by dust, particles and scratches, the print is at least watchable.
The colors are also pretty good.

The dialogue gets muffled in a few scenes.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: av_phile1 on May 03, 2008 at 11:00 AM
No widescreen version. Even the one with original subs shown at the MIFF in 1983 its in 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Its good that they finally release it on dvd format.

In that case, I will get one the next time I visit Astro.  ;D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: keating on May 04, 2008 at 01:14 AM
Peque can now dispose his own copy with orig subs. Based on the screenshots posted by Dan, the video looks pristine.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: butsoy on May 04, 2008 at 11:11 AM
O M G ! ! !

Can't wait to ave my copy. Sana available na to sa Odyssey stores.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: juanch on May 04, 2008 at 02:03 PM
just finished viewing the entire movie.

It's a good thing there are English subtitles because the dialogue gets really muffled in several scenes.

It's disheartening that there are no other subtitles, the more subtitle selections the more foreigners can appreciate our local films. Oh well  :-\

The movie is really good though.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: keating on May 11, 2008 at 01:02 AM
What's the running time of the most complete copy that exists?  The one they have on TFC Now is 3 hrs 14 minutes: http://now.abs-cbn.com/moviedetails.aspx?epid=16749



The complete running time runs 203 mins!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: av_phile1 on May 27, 2008 at 11:51 AM
Just been to Astro Podium. Title is out of stock.  :(
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: riverfan on May 27, 2008 at 04:38 PM
there are still a couple at Odyssey Alabang Town Center, for peeps in the south.  :)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: cicconeguy on May 29, 2008 at 01:41 PM
Just been to Astro Podium. Title is out of stock.  :(

sa astro megamall madami pa rin. :)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: av_phile1 on May 29, 2008 at 10:12 PM
Thanks guys. Hope to catch one when i'm there this weekend.  ;)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: fitz_gerald on Feb 12, 2009 at 02:02 PM
To those who are still interested, there are some copies still available at Astroplus in MOA and I got mine last January at Odyssey in Robinson's Galleria
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata - AVAILABLE NOW! (4/28/08)
Post by: keating on Feb 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM
Just dream for the Special Edition right now. The people behind the production team which includes Peque Gallaga, Rody Lacap (cinematography), Don Escudero (production design), Jess Navarro (editor) are willing to contribute for the retrospective docu without charging a single cent but the dvd has been released now!

Sigh......!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Mr. Hankey on Jul 01, 2013 at 06:44 PM
The digitally restored and remastered version of Oro Plata Mata is in stores now:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/mrhankey/fa9e6296-b377-4955-8af9-5f21628627c2_zps6c511657.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrhankey/media/fa9e6296-b377-4955-8af9-5f21628627c2_zps6c511657.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/mrhankey/IMG_2522_zps6c36dfc9.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrhankey/media/IMG_2522_zps6c36dfc9.jpg.html)

General Thoughts:

1. When compared to the DVD re-release of Himala (http://www.pinoydvd.com/index.php/topic,74167.msg1812226.html#msg1812226), the packaging of this disc is far superior. The front and back covers contain proper information on cast, crew, story, special features, and technical specs. I would have preferred an Amaray case, but it's on standard Star Cinema digipack packaging. At least it now has a proper hub for the disc, not just a foam stopper. One minor gripe: I wish their proofreader would have caught that the term is "remastered" and not "re-mastered." It just looks silly on the cover and spine.

2. The picture is widescreen anamorphic; it's a lot cleaner than the old release - no more debris and artifacts visible. Still not that sharp, though. I'm thinking maybe this was really how the film was shot. The audio is also significantly better than that of the previous release, which had issues with the sound being  almost inaudible during a few scenes.

3. It has proper on/off subtitles.

4. The special features are interesting in that it has two audio commentaries, one by Peque Gallaga alone and another by Peque and some of the main cast (including Joel Torre, Cherie Gil and Fides Cuyugan-Asensio), and also two other features: Actual storyboards of the fight sequences in the film, and a scrolling version of Peque's original story treatment. I've never seen such features on a local disc before. I'd consider this a perfect release if they had included even a brief restrospective documentary. Too bad that they didn't film one, since they had assembled the cast together anyway for the commentary recording. Also, footage from the restoration premiere when the cast went up onstage before the film would have been a nice bonus.

On the whole, Oro Plata Mata has never looked nor sounded better on home video. This is a must-have in my book.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Dan on Jul 02, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Aw man, I was just at Astro kanina. Should have looked for this. Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: jas on Jul 02, 2013 at 06:10 AM
^^ Time to upgrade my old DVD edition. Thanks for the information & review! :)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Dan on Jul 02, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Got a copy at Astro Southmall. Watching this later.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: jekoy on Jul 07, 2013 at 01:48 PM
theu shoul
The digitally restored and remastered version of Oro Plata Mata is in stores now:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/mrhankey/fa9e6296-b377-4955-8af9-5f21628627c2_zps6c511657.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrhankey/media/fa9e6296-b377-4955-8af9-5f21628627c2_zps6c511657.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/mrhankey/IMG_2522_zps6c36dfc9.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mrhankey/media/IMG_2522_zps6c36dfc9.jpg.html)

General Thoughts:

1. When compared to the DVD re-release of Himala (http://www.pinoydvd.com/index.php/topic,74167.msg1812226.html#msg1812226), the packaging of this disc is far superior. The front and back covers contain proper information on cast, crew, story, special features, and technical specs. I would have preferred an Amaray case, but it's on standard Star Cinema digipack packaging. At least it now has a proper hub for the disc, not just a foam stopper. One minor gripe: I wish their proofreader would have caught that the term is "remastered" and not "re-mastered." It just looks silly on the cover and spine.

2. The picture is widescreen anamorphic; it's a lot cleaner than the old release - no more debris and artifacts visible. Still not that sharp, though. I'm thinking maybe this was really how the film was shot. The audio is also significantly better than that of the previous release, which had issues with the sound being  almost inaudible during a few scenes.

3. It has proper on/off subtitles.

4. The special features are interesting in that it has two audio commentaries, one by Peque Gallaga alone and another by Peque and some of the main cast (including Joel Torre, Cherie Gil and Fides Cuyugan-Asensio), and also two other features: Actual storyboards of the fight sequences in the film, and a scrolling version of Peque's original story treatment. I've never seen such features on a local disc before. I'd consider this a perfect release if they had included even a brief restrospective documentary. Too bad that they didn't film one, since they had assembled the cast together anyway for the commentary recording. Also, footage from the restoration premiere when the cast went up onstage before the film would have been a nice bonus.

On the whole, Oro Plata Mata has never looked nor sounded better on home video. This is a must-have in my book.

sana isinama nila ang Inside the Cinema interview ni Peque Gallaga sa Cinema One. may part na kasama si Cherie Gil doon at nagkukuwentuhan sila tungkol sa shooting ng movie.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: jas on Jul 08, 2013 at 07:06 AM
Got my copy yesterday from Astro SM Marikina. :)
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: keating on Jul 08, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Mr. Hankey.  :)

Picture quality is a big leap from the previous dvd release. Pristine video and yes this is OPM as you've never seen or heard before.

The commentary of Direk PQ was insightful and lots of tidbits about the film.
Kudos to Star Home Video for a job-well done! My only minor gripe is the cardboard packaging.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: mujacko2002 on Jul 14, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Mabuhay!

just bought a copy of ORO PLATA MATA last week at SM Molino-Astrovision.  O0
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Jul 17, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Got my copy of the restored Oro Plata Mata.  I haven't seen it in full yet but I started watching it with Peque's audio commentary last night.  I haven't finished it yet but the audio commentary itself (so far) is worth the purchase price. It's that good and informative!  I noticed the improvement in image quality although the image appears to be very soft and flat. It seems to me that the restorers used too much digital noise reduction.  There's also something off with the framing. Like Himala it seems like they open-matte it to 1.85:1 with the top and bottom cropped.  There's a scene in particular where it's very noticeable. It's the one with Mary Walter catching the girls by the creek talking with a naked man (Ronnie Lazaro), where she ended up throwing guavas at him. There is a shot where a huge part of her head is cut off from the frame.  I remember in the old DVD that that's not the case.  I have to check out my old DVD later and compare.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: roadworthyninja on Aug 02, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Uy bibili ako nito :D

Yung copy meron ako eh yung luma talaga, di ko mapanood ng maayos kasi madilim :D
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Dan on Aug 02, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Got my copy of the restored Oro Plata Mata.  I haven't seen it in full yet but I started watching it with Peque's audio commentary last night.  I haven't finished it yet but the audio commentary itself (so far) is worth the purchase price. It's that good and informative!  I noticed the improvement in image quality although the image appears to be very soft and flat. It seems to me that the restorers used too much digital noise reduction.  There's also something off with the framing. Like Himala it seems like they open-matte it to 1.85:1 with the top and bottom cropped.  There's a scene in particular where it's very noticeable. It's the one with Mary Walter catching the girls by the creek talking with a naked man (Ronnie Lazaro), where she ended up throwing guavas at him. There is a shot where a huge part of her head is cut off from the frame.  I remember in the old DVD that that's not the case.  I have to check out my old DVD later and compare.


I guess all the more reason to hang on to the previous DVD version. Same with the first Himala DVD.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Aug 05, 2013 at 12:02 AM
I guess all the more reason to hang on to the previous DVD version. Same with the first Himala DVD.

Sample screen capture showing cropping in the new DVD.

Unrestored DVD
(http://s17.postimg.org/4u7guk0jj/vlcsnap_2013_07_27_17h16m23s119.png)

Restored DVD
(http://s21.postimg.org/lkmdq1xgn/vlcsnap_2013_07_27_17h25m31s226.png)

As you can see this scene was badly cropped. I can't understand why they cropped Mary Walter's head instead of the boulders below the screen.  Or why crop at all?  What's wrong with 1.33:1 aspect ratio when it was the original framing?
Title: Oro, Plata, Mata RESTORED Special Collector's Edition DVD: Is this Full HD?
Post by: traveler69 on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:57 AM
Oro, Plata, Mata DIGITALLY RESTORED & REMASTERED Special Collector's Edition DVD
Directed by Peque Gallaga
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Starring Manny Ojeda, Liza Lorena, Sandy Andolong, Cherie Gil, Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro, Fides Cuyugan-Asension, Maya Valdez, Lorli Villanueva
Total Running Time: 194 minutes
Originally released in 1982 by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines


I finally picked up a hard-to-find DVD of Oro, Plata, Mata over the last weekend after about 4 years of hearing the buzz about its  restoration. This is the digitally restored  and remastered special collector's edition of the delightfully-quirky director Peque Gallaga's iconic film, pressed on a dual-layer DVD-9 disc. (Some movies which run for more than 3 hours had to be pressed in two single-sided DVD-5 discs).

(http://s11.postimg.org/6ars813qb/Oro_Plata_Mata_re.jpg)

(http://s14.postimg.org/eti3sxsxt/20161022_190719_resize.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.org/m4mh5t1sh/20161022_191639_resize.jpg)

I was too young to watch the movie when it was first shown in Manila's theaters in 1982. At that time it was screened for mature audiences only. My parents and older relatives, however, went to see the movie and found themselves instantly "connected" with the storyline about life during World War II, as if they had relived their own ordeal and misery of being constrained to evacuate for their safety and live temporarily in a jungle somewhere in Northern Luzon. As a child, hearing their own stories was how I had become deeply curious about the film.

(http://s17.postimg.org/5yaqbnvi7/20161022_190346_resize.jpg)

(http://s14.postimg.org/d35rvjlk1/20161022_190409_res.jpg)

With the popularity of rental video stores everywhere, I had rented betamax tapes (oh yes, there had to be two tapes to accomodate the long movie in two parts!) and watched Oro on a CRT TV for the first time in 1983. One thing I didn't appreciate with the betamax version was the very poor quality of video. It was just darn too dark. Plus, there were constant tracking streaks and several distorted sections due to frequent rewinding of the rental tapes. Similar problems plagued the VHS copy of Oro acquired sometime in the early 1990s.

(http://s14.postimg.org/r2y6jblsh/20161022_190807_resize.jpg)

More than 30 years later, there is a big "wow" in watching the digitally restored and remastered version. On my 4k TV panel, I am now seeing details and colors in the film which I have never seen before. Quite a transition to watch this film for the first time in a full widescreen format (no black bars) compared to the 4:3 format which I had originally seen in the 1980s and 1990s.

(http://s10.postimg.org/65s7gdro9/20161022_190613_resize.jpg)

For a quick comparison, here are some screenshots from the circa-1990s VHS copy and the restored edition on DVD:

(http://s10.postimg.org/e1agvaquh/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab1.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/jjm6iqcdp/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab2.jpg)

(http://s15.postimg.org/npzuy6oyj/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab4.jpg)

(http://s10.postimg.org/7h31nhg15/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab3.jpg)

(http://s9.postimg.org/uu8wbcw2n/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab5.jpg)

(http://s17.postimg.org/6rq1v7pnj/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab6.jpg)

Thankfully, the DVD comes with chapters, audio commentaries and some extras (trailers, story treatment, and fight scenes  storyboard).  Very rare even for a Filipino-produced DVD.

There are some caveats that I would like to point out about this DVD release.

Is this DVD a FULL HD release?

Okay, let's go by the numbers. Full HD provides 1080 lines with progressive scanning (also referred to as 1080p). However, it bears stressing that the highest resolution that the DVD format can support is 720 x 480 pixels per frame for NTSC (or 720 x 576 pixels per frame for PAL), which is at best only 37.5% of the resolution of 720HD (1280 x 720). In other words, the image that I see on my 4k TV panel is only the upscaled video from the 720 x 480 resolution of the DVD format which is its native highest resolution for NTSC.

Technical info about DVD Video: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video)

Is the DVD audio remastered in 5.1?

The DVD packaging does not actually indicate the kind of audio mix. While my home theater system indicates the audio output to be of stereo signal, the audio sounds typically monaural to my ears. Take note, I have read that Oro was screened at the UP Film Center sometime in early 2015 with a new 5.1 mix which was "redone" in a US facility specializing in audio. Perhaps the new 5.1 sound mix came later and didn't make it to the DVD's pressing and release date.

Hopefully, ABS-CBN will eventually re-issue this film on bluray to get the FULL HD treatment (meaning, 1080p) with the new 5.1 audio mix. Even better if they can make this landmark film available in 4k video. I personally prefer to buy the physical bluray disc for my video library than stream a movie from iTunes or from any other streaming service.

Hats off to ABS-CBN Corporation, which has undertaken an admirably ambitious project of saving Filipino film classics, and to the Central Digital Lab with a group of about 16 people who reportedly worked on Oro for 1,700 hours (that's roughly 70.83 days or 2.36 months).

Title: Re: Oro, Plata, Mata DIGITALLY RESTORED & REMASTERED Special Collector's Edition DVD
Post by: jas on Oct 27, 2016 at 07:00 AM
Good post, but there is an existing thread for this:

http://www.pinoydvd.com/index.php/topic,34874.0.html
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Nov 05, 2016 at 01:11 AM
Oro, Plata, Mata DIGITALLY RESTORED & REMASTERED Special Collector's Edition DVD
Directed by Peque Gallaga
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Starring Manny Ojeda, Liza Lorena, Sandy Andolong, Cherie Gil, Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro, Fides Cuyugan-Asension, Maya Valdez, Lorli Villanueva
Total Running Time: 194 minutes
Originally released in 1982 by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines


I finally picked up a hard-to-find DVD of Oro, Plata, Mata over the last weekend after about 4 years of hearing the buzz about its  restoration. This is the digitally restored  and remastered special collector's edition of the delightfully-quirky director Peque Gallaga's iconic film, pressed on a dual-layer DVD-9 disc. (Some movies which run for more than 3 hours had to be pressed in two single-sided DVD-5 discs).

(http://s11.postimg.org/6ars813qb/Oro_Plata_Mata_re.jpg)

(http://s14.postimg.org/eti3sxsxt/20161022_190719_resize.jpg)

(http://s22.postimg.org/m4mh5t1sh/20161022_191639_resize.jpg)

I was too young to watch the movie when it was first shown in Manila's theaters in 1982. At that time it was screened for mature audiences only. My parents and older relatives, however, went to see the movie and found themselves instantly "connected" with the storyline about life during World War II, as if they had relived their own ordeal and misery of being constrained to evacuate for their safety and live temporarily in a jungle somewhere in Northern Luzon. As a child, hearing their own stories was how I had become deeply curious about the film.

(http://s17.postimg.org/5yaqbnvi7/20161022_190346_resize.jpg)

(http://s14.postimg.org/d35rvjlk1/20161022_190409_res.jpg)

With the popularity of rental video stores everywhere, I had rented betamax tapes (oh yes, there had to be two tapes to accomodate the long movie in two parts!) and watched Oro on a CRT TV for the first time in 1983. One thing I didn't appreciate with the betamax version was the very poor quality of video. It was just darn too dark. Plus, there were constant tracking streaks and several distorted sections due to frequent rewinding of the rental tapes. Similar problems plagued the VHS copy of Oro acquired sometime in the early 1990s.

(http://s14.postimg.org/r2y6jblsh/20161022_190807_resize.jpg)

More than 30 years later, there is a big "wow" in watching the digitally restored and remastered version. On my 4k TV panel, I am now seeing details and colors in the film which I have never seen before. Quite a transition to watch this film for the first time in a full widescreen format (no black bars) compared to the 4:3 format which I had originally seen in the 1980s and 1990s.

(http://s10.postimg.org/65s7gdro9/20161022_190613_resize.jpg)

For a quick comparison, here are some screenshots from the circa-1990s VHS copy and the restored edition on DVD:

(http://s10.postimg.org/e1agvaquh/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab1.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/jjm6iqcdp/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab2.jpg)

(http://s15.postimg.org/npzuy6oyj/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab4.jpg)

(http://s10.postimg.org/7h31nhg15/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab3.jpg)

(http://s9.postimg.org/uu8wbcw2n/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab5.jpg)

(http://s17.postimg.org/6rq1v7pnj/Oro_Plata_Plata_Screengrab6.jpg)

Thankfully, the DVD comes with chapters, audio commentaries and some extras (trailers, story treatment, and fight scenes  storyboard).  Very rare even for a Filipino-produced DVD.

There are some caveats that I would like to point out about this DVD release.

Is this DVD a FULL HD release?

Okay, let's go by the numbers. Full HD provides 1080 lines with progressive scanning (also referred to as 1080p). However, it bears stressing that the highest resolution that the DVD format can support is 720 x 480 pixels per frame for NTSC (or 720 x 576 pixels per frame for PAL), which is at best only 37.5% of the resolution of 720HD (1280 x 720). In other words, the image that I see on my 4k TV panel is only the upscaled video from the 720 x 480 resolution of the DVD format which is its native highest resolution for NTSC.

Technical info about DVD Video: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video)

Is the DVD audio remastered in 5.1?

The DVD packaging does not actually indicate the kind of audio mix. While my home theater system indicates the audio output to be of stereo signal, the audio sounds typically monaural to my ears. Take note, I have read that Oro was screened at the UP Film Center sometime in early 2015 with a new 5.1 mix which was "redone" in a US facility specializing in audio. Perhaps the new 5.1 sound mix came later and didn't make it to the DVD's pressing and release date.

Hopefully, ABS-CBN will eventually re-issue this film on bluray to get the FULL HD treatment (meaning, 1080p) with the new 5.1 audio mix. Even better if they can make this landmark film available in 4k video. I personally prefer to buy the physical bluray disc for my video library than stream a movie from iTunes or from any other streaming service.

Hats off to ABS-CBN Corporation, which has undertaken an admirably ambitious project of saving Filipino film classics, and to the Central Digital Lab with a group of about 16 people who reportedly worked on Oro for 1,700 hours (that's roughly 70.83 days or 2.36 months).



For HD version, check out the iTunes release.  It's even clearer than the remastered DVD.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Verbl Kint on Nov 05, 2016 at 09:40 AM
I have been waiting for the BD version, which is why I held out on buying the DVD. Glad to know that studios in the Philippines finally realize that 480p is a legacy format.

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Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Nov 05, 2016 at 04:20 PM
I have been waiting for the BD version, which is why I held out on buying the DVD. Glad to know that studios in the Philippines finally realize that 480p is a legacy format.

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I highly doubt that they'll  ever release Pinoy movies on bluray as there is no market for it. For HD, the only option is iTunes. It's mostly Star Cinema that does it though. But do check them out as the iTunes versions are significantly better encoded that their DVD equivalent as Apple QA is quite stringent and they had the pass it before the movie gets accepted.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Verbl Kint on Nov 06, 2016 at 04:24 PM
I haven't gone to iTunes in over a decade. Do the Star Cinema releases have special features like audio commentary available?

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Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: traveler69 on Nov 06, 2016 at 04:55 PM
When Matti's ON THE JOB was released on bluray circa 2014, I had high hopes then that the local movie industry willl follow suit and "upgrade" their other releases from DVD to BD. Well, it didn't happen in the way I expected things to happen. It's rather slow or nearly non-existent.

I can only guess why a transition to BD is going to be a big challenge even for Star Cinema.  Is there a local market for the BD format or the producers simply underestimate the Pinoys' preference for hi-def?  Or is there enough content or material that deserves to be released in BD to make it a viable business?

Still, with the number of restored films now being churned out by Star Cinema, I have not given up that hope, especially with films like Oro.

I personally prefer to own a physical bluray disc over any streaming or video on demand online service.

Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Nov 10, 2016 at 03:29 AM
I haven't gone to iTunes in over a decade. Do the Star Cinema releases have special features like audio commentary available?

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No special features, feature film only.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Nov 10, 2016 at 03:30 AM
When Matti's ON THE JOB was released on bluray circa 2014, I had high hopes then that the local movie industry willl follow suit and "upgrade" their other releases from DVD to BD. Well, it didn't happen in the way I expected things to happen. It's rather slow or nearly non-existent.

I can only guess why a transition to BD is going to be a big challenge even for Star Cinema.  Is there a local market for the BD format or the producers simply underestimate the Pinoys' preference for hi-def?  Or is there enough content or material that deserves to be released in BD to make it a viable business?

Still, with the number of restored films now being churned out by Star Cinema, I have not given up that hope, especially with films like Oro.

I personally prefer to own a physical bluray disc over any streaming or video on demand online service.



On The Job Bluray was an international release.  I haven't heard of a locally produced and released Pinoy bluray.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Dan on Nov 10, 2016 at 09:03 AM
On The Job Bluray was an international release.  I haven't heard of a locally produced and released Pinoy bluray.

Plus -- other than hi-def visuals -- it didn't have the special features that the local DVD release has, right?
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: traveler69 on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:41 AM
On The Job Bluray was an international release.  I haven't heard of a locally produced and released Pinoy bluray.

I did not say in my post that it was a local release. I simply stated that Matti's film was released on bluray circa 2014.

Matti's ON THE JOB is a Filipino film produced by Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment. It was distributed both locally and abroad with international partners in the US (Wild Go USA Entertainment) and Madman Entertainment (Australia), among others.

It bears mentioning in the discussion because it is essentially a Filipino film that was released not only on DVD format but also on bluray. And for a local pioneering company like Star Cinema, if it so wishes, has that capability to release a Filipino film on bluray with its resources and ties with international distributors.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Dan on Nov 11, 2016 at 10:11 AM
Chill.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Nov 12, 2016 at 05:10 PM
Plus -- other than hi-def visuals -- it didn't have the special features that the local DVD release has, right?
I have both the bluray and the locally produced DVD.  The bluray has the international cut, which I prefer.  It's more focused.
If I remember it correctly, the bluray has most of the features of the DVD except for the audio commentary.
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Nov 12, 2016 at 05:17 PM
I did not say in my post that it was a local release. I simply stated that Matti's film was released on bluray circa 2014.

Matti's ON THE JOB is a Filipino film produced by Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment. It was distributed both locally and abroad with international partners in the US (Wild Go USA Entertainment) and Madman Entertainment (Australia), among others.

It bears mentioning in the discussion because it is essentially a Filipino film that was released not only on DVD format but also on bluray. And for a local pioneering company like Star Cinema, if it so wishes, has that capability to release a Filipino film on bluray with its resources and ties with international distributors.


My point is that I don't believe that any local producers will ever release Pinoy bluray discs since there is no market for them.  I am hopeful - but I don't think that it's ever going to happen.

Star Cinema don't even release most of their restored films on DVD format due to lack of demand.  For example, at the moment, you can only buy Karnal DVD from the ABS-CBN premises or in their special screenings.   The only good thing is that it's been available on iTunes way before the DVD release, and the HD version is quite stunning - although it lacks the special features found on DVD.

The other few Pinoy films that have landed on bluray so far are the ones picked up by international distributors.  The good thing now is that more Pinoy films seem to get screened, even winning major prizes in the international festival circuit thus improving their chances of being picked up by an international distributor and get a bluray release.

For example, I am so happy that we will finally get a hand on a BFI bluray release of Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag and Insiang by March next year. And a Criterion release for Maynila hopefully soon after.


Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Waxx on Nov 13, 2016 at 07:15 AM
where is this available? will give it as a gift to one of the supporting cast who is the uncle of my wife..

Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: jerix on Jan 06, 2017 at 08:34 AM
Interested too. where can I buy?
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: Emorej2015 on Jan 10, 2017 at 03:36 AM
this is one of my favorite filipino film. saan po ito nabibili mga sir?
Title: Re: Oro Plata Mata (4/28/08)/(7/1/13 - Restored and Remastered Version)
Post by: rse on Jan 11, 2017 at 03:45 PM
iTunes, local dvd shops (kaso baka out of print na). try nyo rin sa ebay.